Volunteer with Vervet Monkey Foundation

Vervet Monkey Foundation

We rehabilitate and provide sanctuary to over 500 primates, orphaned, injured, abused, ex-laboratory or unwanted pets.


No previous experience is necessary although you must have an interest in
conservation. We welcome volunteers over the age of 18. This is an ideal project for anyone who has ever dreamed of working with monkeys. Be prepared to work hard and experience working under the African sun with this threatened, intelligent and indigenous primate of Africa - The vervet monkey.

Volunteers are needed all year round

Preferabley a minimum of 4 weeks, longer stays are enciouraged


Your contribution will include your accommodation (shared basic cabin with one other volunteer), delicious vegan (compassionate-eating food), laundry and the rest will go directly to the Vervet Monkey Foundation in helping with the running costs of the foundation as well as towards long term projects.

$950 for 4 weeks


The Vervet Monkey Foundation operates the largest centre for vervets in the world.
In 2006 we became a member of PASA (Pan African Sanctuaries Alliance) and we are also a GFAS (Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries) verified sanctuary. We currently care for over 500 monkeys and we take in many orphans each year. You may be involved with hand-rearing orphans (in baby season) and be lucky enough to see them with their foster mums, watching them become real monkeys. We also have some ex-pets here that you may get a chance to spend some time with. In addition you will help the monkeys further by general husbandry, feeding, building
new enclosures, observations and maintaining the upkeep of the foundation. Longer term volunteers may become involved with integrations of monkeys into social groups which is very rewarding and a lot can be learned about their behaviour.

5 to 10 people


Plot 35 California, Tarentaalrand, Letsitele, Tzaneen, Limpopo, South Africa,South Africa.

Pet feeding bottles for kittens


What are you waiting for?

We at Vervet Monkey Foundation would love to hear from you!